24 Jan '15, 5am

Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re running.

Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re walking and running outside. By Jennifer Van Allen (Google+ ) Leave word. Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed. Identify yourself. Run with proper ID, and carry a cell phone with emergency contacts taped to its back. Pretend you're invisible. Don’t assume a driver sees you. In fact, imagine that a driver can’t see you, and behave accordingly. Face traffic. It’s easier to see, and react to, oncoming cars. And cars will see you more clearly too. Make room. If traffic gets heavy, or the road narrows, be prepared to move onto the sidewalk or shoulder of the road. Be seen. Wear high-visibility, brightly colored clothing. When out near or after sunset, reflective materials are a must. (If you don't o...

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